Young Mom Lily Aramburo Disappears Lilly Aramburo has been missing since June 2007.
In the early hours of June 2, 2007, Lilly Aramburo left her boyfriend’s apartment, never to be seen again. As her family and friends have told us, she would never leave her baby son behind on her own free will.
Now, they have turned to America’s Most Wanted for help.
Lilly is described as friendly and always willing to listen and help a friend in need. A blog has been started, called Justice in Miami, to raise awareness about her case.
At 22, she was not without problems. She struggled with drugs, and may have found herself in a situation where people she knew did her harm.
Those who love her have great concerns about her not being alive when she left that house.
Private Eye Working To Find Lilly Lilly’s friends are desperate for answers in her disappearance.
Law enforcement sources say they know the last place she was seen alive, a private home on the street.
Those who love her have great concerns about her not being alive when she left that house.
A South Florida private investigator has received some great tips that have been passed on to Miami law enforcement.
Those that know Lilly think some people might be afraid to come forward. Lilly’s loved ones want to know what may have been done to her.
“AMW gets hundreds of letters each month from viewers who are seeking justice. Often, AMW is their last hope and the letter they send us might be the most important they have ever written. Like each writer, every My Story is different. Yet they all share a common bond — the search for justice.”justiceinmiami.org, America’s Most Wanted: My Story, Jul 2009
(Photo courtesy of Joe Carrillo) Here is Lilly’s mother, Lucely (left) and me (right) standing in front of the house where Lily was last seen in Coconut Grove, Florida.
Private Investigator Joe Carrillo and his partner Ana Lanuza.
Lucely asking the residents of Miami and Coconut Grove for their help. If you know anything at all about the disappearance ofLily Aramburo, please report your tip to law enforcement or place a call to Private Investigator Joe Carrillo at 305-926-3110.
The South Florida community and local media is invited to join us this Sunday for a Silent March and Candle light Vigil for Lilly Aramburo. Please see the media alert below.
MEDIA ALERT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, 29 May 2009
Candlelight Vigil and Silent March to commemorate missing mother, Lucely “Lily” Aramburo on the 2 year anniversary of her disappearance
(Miami, Florida, May 29, 2009) On June 1, 2007, Lilly Aramburo a single mother 23 years of age left her ex boyfriends house, a known heroin user, shortly after 2 AM never to be seen again. The Miami Dade Police Department’s detectives failed to interview Christen Pacheco, Kelly Starling, and “EJ” who were present when Lily disappeared.
Only after an article in the Miami New Times in September 2008 was Christen Pacheco interviewed. A private investigator who volunteered to help in Lily’s disappearance has developed a theory that Lily lost her life the night she disappeared in a crack house in Coconut Grove. The investigator has had 4 meetings with the Miami Dade Detectives providing details of the location as well as suspects in Lily’s disappearance/murder. To this day, the Miami Dade Police Department has done nothing to solve the case.
This Sunday, May 31, 2009, we will hold a vigil commemorating the second anniversary of Lily’s disappearance. The vigil will be held at the location where it is believed she lost her life. Names and details of the suspects in the case will be provided in the hopes that someone in the Coconut Grove community will come forward with information. Six months have passed since this information was provided to the Miami Dade Police Department with no results.
Come join us to commemorate and pray for Lily and her family. Sunday, May 31st, 2009 at 6pm
The march will begin in Cocowalk to 3440 PERCIVAL AVENUE, COCONUT GROVE, FL.
Information about the vigil can be found at the following websites:
In 6 months, it will mark the 2nd year anniversary since Lilly Aramburo was last seen by family and friends. The night was June 1, 2007, at approximately 2am. She walked out of her live-in boyfriend’s condo after a heated argument and has never been seen alive since. Lilly’s family is asking the public for help. If you know anything at all or have information regarding the disappearance of Lucely “Lilly” Aramburo, Lilly’s mother, family and friends urge you to contact Miami Dade Police at 305-418-7200 or Crime Stoppers at (305)471-8477. (You can get a cash reward of up to $1000!) It offers complete anonymity. Lilly may have walked to the bus stop or to the Metrorail Station which is very near to Dadeland Mall. She may have traveled to the Coconut Grove area.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO LILLY?
Chances are you’ve probably never met Lilly but if you did, you would understand why we’re so determined to find her. Lilly was a girl of peace, a young mother who loved her baby boy very much. She was a humble person and good friend who touched everyone she met with her beautiful smile. She had the energy of a small child. It is a shame that this had to happen. And that her disappearance has remained unnoticed, while the media arbitrarily picks and chooses who they find important.
She loved music, and although she loved rock, oldies were secretly her favorite songs. She loved to read and write in her journals, but refused to learn computers. She was a very simple girl, who shopped at vintage stores, and hardly ever wore much make up. The term earth girl, comes to mind when I think of her. And pixie, as well. People would often confuse her with being a teenager because she looked so damn young. Lily was tough as steel, both emotionally and physically. Once she fell off a 2nd story building at the University of Miami campus. She went to the hospital and walked out, took the brace off and kept going, because she had to be at work the next day.
When she was pregnant with her son (now 2 years old), she glowed. It was the most amazing time in her life. The loveliest I had ever seen her. Her skin looked a golden olive, and her almond shaped eyes, glistened. I could see life in her. And she was truly happy and hopeful, looking forward to the birth of her son.
I thought she would make it. She began taking prenatal yoga, went back to being a vegetarian, and was dedicated to meditating and praying a lot. We had no idea of what was to come. Almost 2 years later, and we’re still awaiting answers. Every day Lilly’s mother wakes up thinking about Lilly and what could have been. It must be so painful for her to raise her grandson, Lilly’s 2 year old son, while praying for the day when Lilly is found and finally put to rest.
We have reason to believe Lilly is a victim of homicide but many questions remain unanswered. And that is why we’re asking for your help.
We’re currently trying to piece together Lilly’s last movements. Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should immediately contact Miami Dade Police at 305-418-7200 or Crime Stoppers at (305)471-8477.
Lily’s case has received very little media coverage. So far, the only article published about Lilly’s disappearance was in the Miami New Times last September. As you can see, Nancy Grace was kind enough to feature a Case Alert about Lilly, as well. Can you help us get media coverage for Lilly? Contact Nancy Grace and ask her to investigate Lilly’s possible homicide. We’d like Lilly to be featured on local media stations in Miami. Please let us know if you can help with this. Drop me a line or leave a comment on this post.
Lilly’s family and friends are grateful for your prayers and continued support. Let’s bring resolution to this grieving family.
On Sunday, June 1st, 2008, Justice in Miami, Subliminal Pixels Lab and PK Graphics, sponsored a community safety event on the 1 year anniversary of Lilly Aramburo’s disappearance. The event was a success!
We listened to live music courtesy of Power 96. Safety information and ID kits were handed out to parents and children. Guests signed in to receive their ribbon and candle. We had the beautiful “Lilly” line of hats and headbands, for sale. They were designed and donated courtesy of Maggie’s Rose. You can see my girls and Havanna in the video wearing their hats. Everyone had something nice to say about them! If you’d like more information on the “Lilly” line, please feel free to go to the Maggie’s Rose website or contact us. The butterfly ceremony/meditation was amazing. You could see the butterflies landing on our fingers and hands and the prayer flags in the background, blowing in the wind, releasing prayers for Lilly and all beings. A poem was read by Renea, Maya Angelou’s “Touched by an Angel”. And I read an excerpt from The Way of the Boddhisattva by Shantideva. We have a video clip of that below.
As a sign of solidarity with families of missing loved ones everywhere, Pastor Tony Isaacs led a special prayer. Our intention was that as each individual candle was added to the whole, it showed victims and their loved ones that there is a ray of hope.
All of the efforts were dedicated in honor of missing persons and victims everywhere, specifically, Lilly Aramburo, Heather “Kitty” Riggio, and Jennifer Kesse. Our aspiration is that they receive justice and the attention they deserve.
We’d like to extend a special thank you to our volunteers, (in no special order) Vivian, Renea, Sara, Delilah, Jamie, Hope Movement, the volunteers from Christ Fellowship, Pastor Tony Isaacs and all those who desire not to be mentioned (you know who you are!!) Thank you to our internet activists, our bloggers and friends in demanding justice… And last but not least, a big hug and my sincere thanks to Bagua
THANK YOU! Your love and support helps us get through these difficult times. We stand with you in pride and gratitude. May you always live in truth and peace.
“Thank you for your support and encouragement that you brought to Lilly’s family and friends at the candle vigil. Also thank you to the people that could not be present but were involved in one way or another and who’s efforts were appreciated, you truly touched our hearts. Results have already been brought forward thanks to your passionate work and dedication. This is one step closer to finding Lilly and to bring her home.
Tonight is Lilly’s Aramburo’s One Year Missing Vigil and even though all of us cannot physically attend, let’s be sure to keep Lilly, her family and those who have been working so hard at organizing this Vigil in our thoughts and/or prayers.
Great idea that I saw a member had posted on a missing persons forum, I’m quoting here…
Just a favor and a reminder.
Most of us here are not following the case of Lilly Aramburo, but she is a young Mom who’s been missing for a year tomorrow from Miami, FL. The cops did nothing for a year.
Tonight is her candlelight vigil.
Since we cannot attend, please consider lighting a candle for her where you are.
6pm eastern 5pm central 4pm mountain 3pm pacific and so on
Justice in Miami is hosting a Community Safety Awareness Event & Candlelight Vigil for the 1 Year Anniversary of Lilly’s disappearance. It will be held Sunday, June 1st, 2008 at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove, FL from 6PM-8PM.
Bring the whole family for a worthy cause, candlelight vigil, free safety I.D. kits for the little ones plus much more. The Power 96 Street Team will be there, spinning live music & giving away prizes.
If you are in Miami, please come out and join us. We are looking forward to meeting other families with missing loved ones. We will have a table set up with information and resources. This is an event you don’t want to miss.